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Mineral resource of the month: thorium

January 1, 2009

This article provides information on thorium. Thorium is a natural radioactive element that can be found with other minerals. It can be used to generate power, produce light and transmit energy. Thorium has a potential to be used as a nuclear fuel. This element was discovered by Swedish chemist and mineralogist Jóns Jakob Berzelius in 1828.

Publication Year 2009
Title Mineral resource of the month: thorium
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Earth
Index ID 70045916
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Minerals Information Center